COVID-19 Update: Online and In Situ Classes August - December 2020.
Our English language camp for children offers opportunities for students to learn English in a natural, relaxed setting. Themes such as "Scientific London" and "London Jungle" are the focus of each week's English language teaching, with excursions to places like the London Zoo or a children's theatre. Scrubbing floors in a Victorian kitchen, flying kites in Hyde Park, and encountering the Mad Hatter are all fun and engaging ways to practise English with Hi-London.
Our students learn from our teachers and each other. To allow a high level of interaction, the children work in small groups with a 1: 8 teacher/teaching assistant to student ratio among the older children and a 1:4 ratio among the younger ones. The groups are formed based on the children's ages and assessments which are collected before the start of each course. Individual post-programme reports are done for those students who are with us for 2+ weeks.
Our teachers and staff members prioritise the safety and happiness of our students. The team is experienced in moving children from place to place and in engaging with them whilst in transit. We use the time on the Tube or bus as an opportunity to speak and interact with the children, drawing out the shy ones from their shells.
In addition to the group English courses, we offer various optional add-ons. Lunch & Games sessions take place in the cafes, parks and museums of South Kensington. Depending on the interests of the group, the students may be found playing board games or football, tennis or even golf in Hyde Park when the fickle London weather allows.
Our experienced, native English-speaking teachers, teaching assistants and workshop leaders encourage the children to 'have a go' at expressing their thoughts in English as much as possible. They give the young students the tools and the confidence to feel at ease in an English-speaking environment.
We have seen time and time again that this approach to English language teaching is effective and motivating. We have quite a few families coming back to us year after year, challenging us to keep our programmes fresh session after session!
As with all Hi-London courses, our online classes take place inside and outside the classroom. Each weekly or seasonal course works around a theme and has built into it sessions that take place in venues across London. Exploring London and learning English always go hand-in-hand with us! A high level of interaction among our students and teaching team is also built into our lessons. Available August - November 2020.